Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning. RWU combines the tenets of a liberal arts education with professional studies, offering 45+ majors through its college of arts & sciences and five professional schools, with campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I.At RWU, small classes, direct access to faculty and a wide range of community-engaged work and experiential-learning opportunities provide students with a transformative education that goes beyond the classroom and out into the real world. Roger Williams is building the university the world needs now, holding the line on cost for students and families through the University's Affordable Excellence initiative and ensuring that students graduate with the ability to think critically along with the practical skills that today's employers demand.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1956 N/A Semester $63.0 million + One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-1040
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64 100.0 Rhode Island Bristol 115

Tuition & Expenses

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Room and board $15,234 (2017-18)


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Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $13,355
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 32%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $11,764
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $0

Financial Aid

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Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 1%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $40,960
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 62%


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Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $5,392
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 52%